Arran 14 Years

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9657
Arran
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
14 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Sherry:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Pineapple:
Herbs:
Heather:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Spices:
Tropical Fruit:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Berries:
Floral:
Honey:
Oak:
Peach:
Pear:
Almonds:
Banana:
Barley:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Fig:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Salt:
Wheat:
Tasting
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Oak:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Cinnamon:
Honey:
Malt:
Oil:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Pepper:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Date:
Floral:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Cherry:
Chili:
Coffee:
Fig:
Ginger:
Grape:
Leather:
Lemon:
Melon:
Mint:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Finish
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Cinnamon:
Fruit:
Malt:
Herb:
Tropical Fruit:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Hazelnut:
Oil:
Orange:
Raisin:
Salt:

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Sherry, dark fruits, distance note of sea weed, caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, raisins, dried plumbs
Taste:
Smooth, hazelnut, little chocolate, oily, orange peal, Christmas cake, caramel, vanilla, sweet fruits
Finish:
Medium
22. Sep 2017
This lesser-known whisky from the Isle of Arran takes you on a fascinating journey of smell and taste. A tropical fruit basket with papaya, mango, pineapple and melon awaits the nose, enriched by aromatic spices, honey and cereals. It's quite complex! After an intense and citrusy arrival, the taste evolves floral and gingery with hints of sage, coriander and fructose. The oak kicks in nicely, leading to a robust and chocolaty bitter finish. For a mid-aged Single Malt, Arran 14 is really hitting the spot. It's a big event, an excellent value and highly recommended!
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 87 pts
05. Mar 2019
Nosing: Tropical FruitPineappleMalt
Tropical fruit all the way, pineapple in particular. There's also a background cereal note going on, maybe some light spices too, but dominated by the fruit.

Taste: SpicesDried FruitTropical Fruit
Balanced arrival, not as sweet as the nose would have you believe. There are significant flavour transitions here. It actually goes backwards from what a lot of malts normally do. It starts with the dark woody spices and dried fruit, transitions into fresh tropical fruit; mango & pineapple. Very interesting.

Finish: Tropical FruitOak
Medium to long, a natural progression of the palate. Some wood flavours come forward, but still very much fruit driven.

Comment:
Not going to lie, this one ticks a lot of boxes for me. Its probably what a lot of people would consider a malt for summer time given the flavour profile, but it is such a singular sort of release that I'll definitely be keeping some around regardless of the season. Priced as it is (£44 currently), it is an absolute steal. Go and find some.
29. Jun 2016
Nosing: BerriesNutsFloralHeatherCaramelVanillaFruit

Taste: FruitFloralHeatherCaramelFruitDried FruitChocolate

Finish: SherrySpicesCinnamonSweet

Comment:
milkbonez
04. May 2020
Nosing: PeachAlmonds marzipan FigMaritime NotesChocolateCake . cake for the malty sweetness.very slight salty maritime notes, there but not as pronounced as say Old Pulteney.

Taste: FruitPineapplePeachCaramelChocolateSherry

Finish: Maritime NotesSaltOak

Comment: a very nice one, one of the better "double matured" combo of sherry and bourbon cask whiskys....shame it's going away! I am partial to salty notes, and this also has a great mouthfeel.
Mahler
19. May 2020
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mcbarky
04. Oct 2015
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25. Feb 2015
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16. Feb 2015